Lloyd Doggett

Sep 14, 2017
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Austin Chronicle

Doggett Seeks Info on Prison Evacuation (or Lack Thereof)

Media attention continues as Rep. Lloyd Doggett acts with Grassroots Leadership and partners to demand answers for the Federal Bureau of Prisons' decision to leave Beaumont-area prisoners in the path of Hurricane Harvey. Prisoners faced inadequate and unsanitary sewage treatment, intermittent power shortages, and lack of access to food, water and medical care. "In his request, Doggett asks the FBP to clarify 'what actions are being undertaken to protect the wellbeing of prisoners and staff and to restore the facility to pre-disaster conditions.' The Texas representative joins local nonprofit Grassroots Leadership, the ACLU of Texas, and more in demanding the federal prison system address the unlivable situation at FCI Beaumont, and to 'create clear policy on the circumstances in which a federal prison must be evacuated,' said ACLU Deputy Political Director Matt Simpson. Read more about Doggett Seeks Info on Prison Evacuation (or Lack Thereof)"
Sep 12, 2017
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Houston Press

Lloyd Doggett Wants to Know What Happened at Beaumont's Federal Prison During Harvey

Following pressure from the ACLU of Texas, the Texas Civil Rights Project, the Prison Justice League and Grassroots Leadership, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett is demanding answers from the Bureau of Prisons regarding the treatment of prisoners in the Beaumont facility left without food and water following Hurricane Harvey. “Due to several reports of alarming conditions at the Beaumont facility, I have inquired with the Federal Bureau of Prisons to express my concern and obtain clarification about what actions are being undertaken to protect the well-being of prisoners and staff and to restore the facility to pre-disaster conditions,” Doggett said. The article references Grassroots' press release stating prisoners were ignored despite advance warning of devastating conditions. Read more about Lloyd Doggett Wants to Know What Happened at Beaumont's Federal Prison During Harvey

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